The famous street (whose signage has sadly been stolen many a time) that inspired the Beatles' 1967 classic song. John's childhood home was near here, and he and Paul used to regularly meet up at the Penny Lane junction to head into town when they were just young lads - long before rock'n'roll stardom.

The famous street (whose signage has sadly been stolen many a time) that inspired the Beatles' 1967 classic song. John's childhood home was near here, and he and Paul used to regularly meet up at the Penny Lane junction to head into town when they were just young lads - long before rock'n'roll stardom.

Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section when the Classical Mystery Tour performs with the Richmond Symphony conducted by Erin Freeman on 9/28/13. Tickets online at richmondsymphony.com or 1.800.514 ETIX.

Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section when the Classical Mystery Tour performs with the Richmond Symphony conducted by Erin Freeman on 9/28/13. Tickets online at richmondsymphony.com or 1.800.514 ETIX.

Groupies sleep with rock stars because they want to be near someone famous. We´re here because of the music. We are Band Aids. ALMOST FAMOUS

Groupies sleep with rock stars because they want to be near someone famous. We´re here because of the music. We are Band Aids. ALMOST FAMOUS

The Beatles - Penny Lane Great video of the guys too…  “In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hourglass, And in his pocket is a portrait of the queen, He likes to keep his fire engine clean, It's a clean machine…”

The Beatles - Penny Lane Great video of the guys too… “In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hourglass, And in his pocket is a portrait of the queen, He likes to keep his fire engine clean, It's a clean machine…”

The real-life inspiration for Penny Lane in "Almost Famous":  the luminous Pamela Des Barres

The real-life inspiration for Penny Lane in "Almost Famous": the luminous Pamela Des Barres

1967 - The Beatles - 'Penny Lane' -  the B side for Strawberry Fields & later was included in the Beatles art movie (& LP of same name) Magical Mystery Tour

1967 - The Beatles - 'Penny Lane' - the B side for Strawberry Fields & later was included in the Beatles art movie (& LP of same name) Magical Mystery Tour

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